Good oral health not only helps give you a beautiful smile but a healthy body as well. Along with your daily oral care routine, regular visits to your dentist will help maintain your teeth and address any problems that may occur.
General dentistry services offered by Vita Dental include mouth exams and cleanings, X-rays to check for decay, screenings for oral cancer, and treatments to cure problems detected in the exams. The treatments can include restorative procedures such as fillings, root canals, gum disease treatment, simple cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening and veneers, etc. They can also provide orthodontic treatments such as braces, mouth guards, and dentures.
Here are some general dentistry services in detail:
- Comprehensive Examination
The main focus of general dentistry is to keep patients in excellent oral health. To ensure this, comprehensive examinations are conducted to detect any warning signs of decay or gum disease. Identifying problems in the early stages will enable our dentist to provide quick treatment before the condition worsens and causes discomfort.
- Cavity Prevention with Dental Sealants
A general dentist can reduce the chances of you or your children getting cavities by applying dental sealants. During this procedure, the dentist will conduct an examination and determine whether the ridges on the chewing surfaces of the teeth have stuck food particles and bacteria, which can lead to the formation of cavities. A plastic-like coating called the sealants is applied on the teeth’s surfaces, and it dramatically reduces the development of cavities.
Gum disease is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their lifetime. Routine dental care will prevent severe cases of gum disease because the general dentist will immediately perform deep cleansing at seeing the first signs of it. This is done by removing plaque and tartar from around and under your gums.
This procedure is an integral part of preventative dentistry because when fluoride is placed on the teeth, it helps strengthen them. The fluoride treatment helps fight natural erosion and keeps teeth strong enough to fight off bacteria.
As part of the preventative dentistry services, your entire family can be provided with an antibiotic mouth rinse. This assists in eliminating some of the harmful bacteria in your mouth.
Most people do not realize that the source of their constant bad breath is bacteria present in their mouth, decay, or infections. By cleaning your teeth and treating any issues, a general dentist can help improve your breath.
Call us at Vita Dental or schedule an online appointment to know more about general dentistry or avail of any of our general dentistry services.